Estimated 950 new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta reported Sunday

05 Avril, 2021, 20:58 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Highest number of new cases in last three months

Alberta is reporting an estimated 1,100 new COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row.

According to the April. 2 update, which was tweeted from Dr. Deena HInshaw's Twitter account, hospitalizations in the province remain stable.

Government figures show 3,009 new virus infections today and 3,089 yesterday, a day on which the province paused data sharing for the Good Friday holiday.

On Saturday, Alberta had reported an estimated 550 additional cases of variants of concern after Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province's chief medical officer of health, warned of a "significant" COVID-19 outbreak in Alberta involving the variant first found in Brazil, known as P.1, linked to a returning traveller.

Thirty-eight per cent of active cases in Alberta are variants.

Three hundred were of variants of concern, which now make up one-third of the active cases in Alberta.

No information on deaths related to COVID-19 has been released since Thursday.

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While few other details have been offered on the situation, Dr. Hinshaw said she will provide an update, along with the next live COVID-19 update, on Monday afternoon.

Manitoba is reporting 181 new COVID-19 cases over the past 48 hours.

The other seven cases were identified in the Edmundston region - five infections are connected to previously confirmed cases and the other two are under investigation.

The last full update on Thursday saw 292 patients in hospital being treated for the disease, including 59 in intensive care unit beds.

Ontario has named the next head of its COVID-19 vaccine taskforce.

The province also reported about 8,000 vaccine doses were administered Saturday, with 693,000 shots given out to date.

Schools will close for in-person learning, while non-essential businesses and restaurant dining rooms will also be shuttered from tomorrow evening until at least April 12.

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